Afton Oaks

Overview

Afton Oaks is a historic neighborhood that is centrally located just inside Loop 610. It's a small upscale neighborhood of over 500 homes that are mostly 1950s ranch-style with a few new construction options scattered throughout. Nestled in one of the most exclusive areas of Houston, Afton Oaks neighbors the famously luxurious River Oaks.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$559,500 to $3,425,000
  • Closed Prices:$117,000 to $2,350,000
  • Median Sale Price:$758,500
  • Average $ per sq ft:$303
  • Association Fee:$0 to $720/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1942 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:1,502 to 10,710Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 5Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 7Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:less than 1/8 - 1/4acres

Homes

Buyers can find what they're looking for with the wide range of designs in Afton Oaks. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $290 to $720, and taxes for the year range from as low as $5,829 to as high as $58,476. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $290 to $720, and taxes for the year range from as low as $2,260 to as high as $22,537.

Around Afton Oaks

Where to Live

Being a smaller neighborhood, Afton Oaks has fewer housing styles than other neighborhoods. The homes here trend towards being larger and are generally in good condition. Most have been updated with modern features such as granite countertops, new appliances, master bath suites, and walk-in closets. In addition to the original homes, there are a few newer homes dispersed throughout the neighborhood.

Where to Eat

Afton Oaks is next door to some of the finest restaurants in town. Highland Village, considered one of the city's most food-centric dining destinations, is within walking distance. You can find everything from the fanciest cupcakes in town to premier steakhouses in Highland Village. Whether you crave chef-driven cafes, ethnic cuisines, or artisan bakeries, you can find it in Highland Village. For those wanting to venture just a little farther, Washington Street is home to many hip and trendy dining spots and is only five minutes away. You can also can explore fine dining at its best in the always popular Galleria area.

What You'll See

With Highland Village, River Oaks Shopping Center, and the Galleria all just minutes away, you can expect to see a lot of high fashion and plenty of style in and around Afton Oaks. However, there are plenty of families who call this neighborhood home. It is common to see fashionable sporty moms pushing jogging strollers on the sidewalk or some of the neighborhood's long-time residents out enjoying their freshly landscaped yards. Many of the young professionals who live here have deep ties to their alma mater, so don't be surprised if you see the occasional banner or bumper sticker for popular universities, especially during football season or basketball's March Madness.

Friday Night Fun

Opportunities abound for a fun night out close to home. For sports fans, head over to one of the local restaurants to watch your favorite college team. Just make sure you go to the right one, as there are several where specific alumni tend to congregate. For a fancier evening, head to an upscale bar in Highland Village. If the mood for a cultural evening strikes, take a short drive into downtown to see a show in the theater district, which is also one of the largest theater districts in the country.

The Perfect Sunday

Afton Oaks is just minutes away from some amazing parks. Go for a jog at Memorial Park's three-mile loop or head over to Eleanor Tinsley Park to catch one of the many festivals that regularly occur there. If you have guests in town, take them shopping at the Galleria after a mid-morning brunch in Highland Village.

Locals Love

Large homes and lots • Lush landscape of old hardwood trees • Nearby shopping and restaurants • Proximity to Downtown and Galleria.

Locals Don't Love

High cost of living • Roads in need of repair • Traffic.

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